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Andrew Lang: What Came of Picking Flowers

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure

Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him. Lang was also a prolific author of works both fiction and non-; he wrote his own fairy tales such as Prince Prigio and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia , and wrote numerous historical texts.

 

'What Came of Picking Flowers' is a portuguese fairy-tale that was published as a part of 'The Grey Fairy Book' in 1900. It tells us a story of the three sisters who have mesteriously disappeared while picking flowers. But besides these three girls there is also a boy in the family. The time goes by and the boy grows. And one day he asks his mother to tell him about his lost sisters and goes away to seek for them...

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